$1.6M food stamp fraud case - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

$1.6M food stamp fraud case

Posted: Updated:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Wethersfield woman has been sentenced to six months home confinement for her role in a $1.6 million food stamp fraud scheme.

Lillian Adames was sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford. She pleaded guilty in September to food stamp fraud.

Authorities say Adames illegally exchanged food stamps for cash between October 2006 and March 2009. Prosecutors say she was helped by her husband, Apolinar Collado, and others, exchanging food stamps for cash with customers at six grocery stores Collado owned in Hartford. The listed owners of the stores were "paper owners" who allowed Adames and Collado to use their names for ownership and licensing purposes.

Collado is in prison of food stamp fraud charges and 5 of the stores have closed.

Adames' attorney says in court papers that she was coerced by her husband.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Connecticut: DNA shows wolf-dog reports false

    Connecticut: DNA shows wolf-dog reports false

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:59:07 GMT
    Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors.
    Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors.
  • Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:50:19 GMT
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
  • Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:24:06 GMT
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices